Planning Analyst in Charlotte, NC at Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/15/2021

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Requisition ID:  9181 

Posting Locations: Charlotte 

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Planning Analyst

REFRESH your career by joining our exceptional team! Coca-Cola Consolidated, the largest bottler in the U.S., is looking for a Planning Analyst! 

Things you should know about working as a Planning Analyst:

  1. Provides thought leadership to Customer Development organization and broader Coca-Cola Consolidated organization in shaping PRGM (Planning Revenue Growth Management) direction Coca-Cola Consolidated takes in marketplace.
  2. Partners with Customer Development teams to develop annual budget following Coca-Cola Consolidated defined commercial planning & pricing strategies for assigned channels to deliver CCBBC and retailer DNGP/Margin requirements.
  3. Analyzes historical and forecasted trends and communicates results to internal/external business partners identifying drains and drivers and providing optimal solutions on a weekly/monthly basis.
  4. Partners with Category Advisory to quantify Coca-Cola Consolidated’s annual commercialization plan for all categories for each assigned retailer using syndicated data.

What would success look like?

  • Partners with Customer Development teams to create retailer specific annual Price Package Plan for all categories  
  • Ensures that annual budget meets Coca-Cola Consolidated defined volume and financial goals
  • Executes key marketing initiatives as defined by Coca-Cola Consolidated channel and package strategies 
  • Develops package & promotion recommendations against opportunities in collaboration with Customer Development and Category Advisory Teams  
  • Evaluates & interprets Coca-Cola Consolidated forecasts to identify gaps or opportunities against category plan; augments bottoms-up forecast with top-down perspective on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Develop and validate ideas for closing category specific gaps to plan (price/promotion, innovation, acceleration initiatives)
  • Partners with Trade Promotions Management team to ensure all contract funding activities are captured in annual and forecasted plan

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience with demonstrated progression responsibilities preferably with a Consumer Package Goods company
  • Demonstrated experiences working under pressure and managing multiple projects at once with flexibility and adaptability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated team player who can work in a diverse, fast-paced environment that thrives on challenging problems
  • Experience in developing business plans; strategic thinking with forward-looking vision 
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Category Management, syndicated data knowledge a plus
  • Extremely strong analytical skills with ability to draw insights from data; ability to develop volumetric and financial models that can accommodate multiple inputs from diverse data sources for scenario planning and modeling
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting experience preferred 
  • Working knowledge of key data systems; planning tools and forecasting systems
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, business, statistics preferred

All candidates will be subject to pre-employment testing: Background Check, Drug Screen, and Physical Abilities Test (if applicable).

Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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